H.R.1276: Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017

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117 (All Democrats)

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Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2017 This bill amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to revise the requirements for calculating Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits. The bill increases the minimum SNAP benefit and requires benefits to be calculated using a low-cost food plan. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) must determine the requirements for the low-cost food plan, which is...

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Date Description
March 23, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition.
March 1, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
March 1, 2017

Introduced in the House by Alma Adams (D-N.C.)

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